Anne Mews is the first new council housing scheme to be developed in Barking for a quarter of a century. Three brick and timber small-scale terraces come together to create a mews environment. A mix of 31 family homes – including four, three and two-bedroom houses – are enlivened by large ground-floor windows which look out onto the shared surface street designed for kids to play in and residents to park on. The modest budget was focused on the simple application of high-quality materials and an internal generosity of scale not often experienced in local authority buildings. It’s the initial phase of a wider masterplan for the King William Street Quarter to redevelop the site previously occupied by the notorious Lintons Estate.